Art Museums in Toronto

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Art Museums in Toronto

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  • Alvin C
    Canada1,230 contributions
    Yes, AGO is encouraging young people ages 25 and under to visit for FREE every day of the week.

    Adult is $25 per admission or $35 for an annual pass.

    This is a very unique building. The architecture is so neatly designed. You must see it to believe it.

    The exhibits are really cool, especially the Infinity Room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. When you get there, the staff will have you scan a code to go online to book a time to enter Kusama's room. This room is so unique with many orbs. This room is a must see.

    Also the gallery's atrium is open for rental for weddings or private functions.

    Hope you have fun during your visit.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Sherry C
    White Plains, NY123 contributions
    Even if you have only a casual interest in ceramics, you'll be able to while away an hour or so at this specialty museum. That it was free admission the day we visited made it even more enjoyable!
    Written August 24, 2022
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  • Jack H
    1 contribution
    Excellent exhibits finely curated though aimed at adults there are programs developed for other segments. Shop has been dumbed down. One of the few institutions to focus on process as well as outcome/works. Like McCord small footprint impressive experience.
    Written September 23, 2021
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  • Lisa A
    Toronto, Canada13 contributions
    If you love Contemporary Art, this museum is for you. Great work on display. Visit if you IN Toronto.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • Maurene_K
    Dover, NH9,843 contributions
    While visiting Canadian friends with some friends from home, we went on daytrips to Toronto twice, using the GO Train from Aldershot Train Station in Burlington. The train goes into Union Station in a section of the Financial District in Downtown Toronto on Front Street.

    In touring the district, we soon found ourselves at Toronto Dominion Gallery of Intuit Art and Brookfield Place. Nearby was the Design Exchange, called the DX locally.

    Our Canadian friend leading this daytrip told the building’s history. It was the original location of the Toronto Stock Exchange. It was built in the Art Deco style. It's now Canada’s museum of design. It’s a non-profit.

    Admission to the DX is FREE.

    The DX contains the Permanent Collection of Canadian Industrial Design. The museum has furniture, housewares, textiles, electronics, and lighting in its archives.

    I felt rushed. I would have liked more time here to explore everything at a leisurely pace.

    For what I did see, I rate the DX at 4.0.

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    Written February 16, 2019
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  • Barbara E
    Toronto, Canada174 contributions
    This is my second visit to the gallery and I am as impressed this time as I was the first visit. The paintings by Sylvia Tait are stunning-brilliant blues and their complementaries in blocky compositions. Really wonderful.
    Written November 19, 2019
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  • Barbara E
    Toronto, Canada174 contributions
    Gallery Arcturus

    Is both a gallery and a museum in Toronto. And what a great find! I wandered in, thinking it would be another small but well run gallery and discovered that it was both larger than I anticipated, with several rooms of works, but also older. In fact it was founded in 1994 as a non-profit museum. Originally on Parliament Street in rental space, the organization bought the building at 80 Gerrard in 1997. Their description of the current shows is dead on: “A surprising and beautiful disarray of found objects and sculptures by artists Sae Kimura and deborah harris responding seriously and whimsically to the present”. Totally worth seeing. You can see more about them on both their Wikipedia entry and their website. For more on Toronto please go to my Tumbler blog: greenshoesandjam (TripAdvisor does not allow external links in the comment section)
    Written September 28, 2018
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  • Barbara E
    Toronto, Canada174 contributions
    Walked into a beautiful space, saw pretty stuff on the walls. Then discovered that they do "larger print runs of limited edition art" (I am quoting their brochure). Perfect for your new condo.
    Written November 8, 2018
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  • adaskina
    Moscow, Russia3 contributions
    Before visiting the Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation I hardly knew anything about the Middle Asian art, culture and traditions. The visit to this foundation have opened the door to the whole new world of precious traditions and bright legacy. I want to share my sincere gratitude to the very welcoming staff of the Foundation that organised an amazing tour around the gallery introducing the art of Durdy Bayramov, one of the most prominent Turkmen artists! Definitely recommended!
    Written April 10, 2020
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  • Barbara E
    Toronto, Canada174 contributions
    I had long conversation with Robert Kananaj, who gave me some insight into his curating process. He seems most interested in artists who explore the ineffable and undefinable areas of human existence. The current show is of paintings by Gon Bregu, who has painted some waterscapes which conveyed both the serenity of the ocean but also it's threat. Check out the small sketches-they are great.
    Written November 21, 2018
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  • Kizmet9
    Toronto15 contributions
    We had wanted to host a holiday party at this location and start to finish - trying to get this simple booking reserved was a disaster. Service was terrible and policies are all about the venue....not about the customer. We finally cancelled and went somewhere else simply because, based on the awful pre-event experience, we did not want to risk wasting our time and money in a venue where our business was clearly not valued.

    Could not even get a response from them after almost a week and called innumerable times only to reach voicemail. Not sure....perhaps they have been closed down but no-one changed their messages.

    Extremely disappointing.
    Written January 10, 2013
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  • Barbara E
    Toronto, Canada174 contributions
    The current video installation by Bahar Noorizadeh was mesmerizing-I could hardly take my eyes off it. Well worth seeing and on until Jan 19, 2019. You learn more about this artist-founded gallery by checking both their website and the Wikipedia entry for them.
    Written November 21, 2018
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  • Pep-Noggle
    Oak Harbor, OH31 contributions
    Petroff Gallery is an easy review. The real test of customer trust is return business. Without gushing effusively about my online buying experience I would like to say that I would have no problem giving them my return business. I have only the highest praise for every element of their professional dealing and would highly recommend Petroff Gallery to anyone looking for world class art and exemplary customer service. I would like to thank Ivan, specifically, for his exceptional concern in preparing the international shipment and expediting the order in a timely manner. Much respect to all at Petroff Gallery. Congratulations on providing an ideal buying experience. Respectfully, Pep Noggle
    Written July 23, 2020
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  • Marilyn
    Toronto, Canada3 contributions
    Great photography gallery in the west end of Toronto. Friendly, approachable and amazing art on the walls. Looking forward to future exhibits!
    Written September 21, 2020
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